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Hatfields & McCoys on The History Channel

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nyny523, May 22, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 #41 of 179
    uncdrew

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    This is gonna be awesome.

    Not knowing many details, I'm starting out as a McCoy fan. Huge on the McCoy's. Those Hatfields are a bunch of yellow-bellied, good fur nuthin', lyin' and stealin'...
     
  2. May 25, 2012 #42 of 179
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But the McCoys are Communists!
     
  3. May 25, 2012 #43 of 179
    Cearbhaill

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    It's...
    :up:

    The Hatfields were pure trash.
    And MEAN.
     
  4. May 25, 2012 #44 of 179
    bareyb

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    It looks a little cruel for my normal tastes, but this one looks particularly good, and I like the cast, so I'm in. SP set. Thanks for the reminder, I've been meaning to do it. ;)
     
  5. May 25, 2012 #45 of 179
    Graymalkin

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    Given that one of their descendants, Jack McCoy, became the most liberal activist district attorney in New York City history, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were Marxists! :D
     
  6. May 26, 2012 #46 of 179
    tiellv

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
     
  7. May 26, 2012 #47 of 179
    steve614

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    Tavis Smiley on PBS had Kevin Costner on last night and tonight.
    Last night focused mainly on Costner, tonight is supposed to be about the movie.
    I have recorded it. Will watch later.
     
  8. May 26, 2012 #48 of 179
    WhiskeyTango

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    When I first saw this thread, I figured it was something that already aired and I had missed it. Just so happened to see a commercial for it today. I'm in.
     
  9. May 26, 2012 #49 of 179
    Queue

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    I saw the preview for this in front of Avengers. I immediately set myself a reminder on my phone and then set the SP when I got home.

    I think this will be a good mini series.
     
  10. May 28, 2012 #50 of 179
    cheesesteak

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    As long as they don't have the guy with the goofy, poofy hair telling me aliens had something to do with this feud, I'm ok with it.
     
  11. May 28, 2012 #51 of 179
    omnibus

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    On first glance at the TV magazine in sundays paper, I thought Walton's west.
     
  12. May 29, 2012 #52 of 179
    markz

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    Well, I enjoyed night #1! Looking forward to the rest.

    Yes, they had 6 shooters. They even referred to a Navy revolver at one point.

    It followed along with the entry on Wikipedia pretty closely so far. Of course either one could have gotten the story from the other.
     
  13. May 29, 2012 #53 of 179
    Cearbhaill

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    It's...
    The very first thing I noticed was that the topography was ALL wrong- the hills were wrong and the trees were wrong.

    I don't know where this was filmed but it is not representative of those hills at all. We have TREES, tons of 'em, everywhere. Enormous oaks, ancient hickories, and understory trees enough that you can't walk two feet.
    That clearing where the McCoy's house sat?
    No flat space that big even exists in the hills of that region. And those wide cart paths? No. I have trudged up and down the hills in Pike Co. KY and Mingo Co. WV and every inch is thick with undergrowth.
    Not right!

    I know this is irrelevant to the story being told and I know it's not discussion worthy but I could not get past it. I understand production costs and the need to go where ever to film. It's just me and my extreme love of the area plus a bit of a tree obsession.
    The harder I tried to let it go the more I became fixated on it to the point I kept having to rewind to follow the story.

    I'll watch it again tonight with hub and try my best to overcome my ridiculousness, but it took me too far out of the story. The topography of the region contributed greatly to the nature of the people living within it, especially during Civil War times when fear and distrust and clannishness was at its height.
    Damn me and my southeastern Kentucky childhood!
     
  14. May 29, 2012 #54 of 179
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I believe it was filmed in Eastern Europe, which is where a lot of period stuff is filmed (in part because it's a place where you can do long shots without having to CG out evidence of modern life).

    Hardly anything is filmed where it's set, unless it's set in New York, LA, or Vancouver. I don't cringe, I just laugh at stuff that is set in Minnesota, for many of the same reasons you have...clearly, these people have never been here, and photographs can be so deceiving!
     
  15. May 29, 2012 #55 of 179
    RonDawg

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    According to its IMDB entry, Hatfields & McCoys was filmed in Romania.

    So if not a spaghetti western, what should it be called? I'm not familiar with any Romanian dishes ;)
     
  16. May 29, 2012 #56 of 179
    RonDawg

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    And people reading the Southland threads thought *I* was weird for nit-picking the technical details :D
     
  17. May 29, 2012 #57 of 179
    sicnarf

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    Watched part 1 last night. Very entertaining and well done.
     
  18. May 29, 2012 #58 of 179
    dtivouser

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    Challenge accepted, but I can't find anything like romanian spaghetti. Ostropel is at least meat in a tomato sauce. Hoever the best name I found is:
    urs de mămăligă western
     
  19. May 29, 2012 #59 of 179
    TonyD79

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    Not a western!

    Hatfield and McCoy feud gave us the Hillbilly stereotype. That is not western.
     
  20. May 29, 2012 #60 of 179
    Azlen

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